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Code of Conduct and Health and Safety Procedures


The AACR Annual Meeting 2024 will bring together academics, scientists, pharmaceutical industry representatives, and others from across the globe. In order for all participants to have the opportunity to gain the most benefit from this conference, the AACR is committed to providing a safe and secure environment. Please review the following policies and procedures for conference participants. By registering for the AACR Annual Meeting 2024, you agree to the following terms:

  • The AACR prohibits intimidating, threatening, or harassing conduct of any kind during this program. This applies to all participants—attendees, presenters, exhibitors, staff, vendors, etc.
  • The AACR is committed to a safe, hospitable, and productive environment for all participants of this program, regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • The AACR expects all participants to communicate professionally and constructively, handling dissent and disagreement with courtesy, dignity, and an open mind, being respectful when providing feedback and being open to alternate points of view.
  • Children under 12 years of age are not permitted in any scientific session, poster session, the Exhibit Hall, or any official event taking place at this program at any time. Children cannot be left unattended or unsupervised in the Convention Center.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off or placed on “silent” mode before entering a session. Participants should step out of session rooms to make calls or send emails or texts as the back lighting on electronic devices is distracting to other participants.
  • The AACR expects participants to share information about this program responsibly and clearly distinguish individual opinion from fact.
  • Participants must obey all applicable laws and regulations of the relevant government authorities while attending this program. Participants must comply with all applicable safety guidelines related to the conference venue.
  • If a session room becomes too crowded, the AACR asks you to follow instructions provided by the AACR staff, Convention Center staff, or security. Instructions may include not standing against the walls, not blocking the aisles or doors, or being denied entry if the room becomes too crowded. The AACR and all participants are obligated to abide by the guidelines established by the Fire Marshal in the Convention Center. If a room reaches full capacity and there is not full cooperation, the Fire Marshal has the authority to delay or terminate the conference.
  • The AACR encourages responsible drinking for those drinking alcohol. Beer and wine will be offered at some official events throughout this program. Alcohol will not be served to anyone under the age of 21. Alcoholic beverages are allowed in specific areas and must not be taken out of these areas.


The health and safety of AACR Annual Meeting participants, as well as the patients and communities we serve, are among AACR’s highest priorities. If you are attending the AACR Annual Meeting, the AACR strongly recommends that you take the following precautions:

  • Follow all health and safety protocols as required by the meeting organizer, facility, and local and state health departments.
  • Do not attend the meeting if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection and leave the meeting if you develop such symptoms.
  • If you are registered to attend the meeting, you will have virtual access to all the scientific sessions in the event that you are unable to attend in person due to illness. Registered participants may change their registration selection from the in-person to the virtual meeting at any time without penalties or change fees and a refund will be received for any difference in rates. All modifications to registration should be completed by Friday, April 5, 2024 by sending an email to [email protected].